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March 22, 2017

Praise/Prayer Items:


  1. Ed Lewis, CE National’s Executive Director, who lives at Urban Hope Training Center about ¾ of the year, recently shared a number of prayer requests in his prayer update letter related to UHTC and all the ministries of CE National. Please pray with us for…
  • More people becoming DISCIPLES of Jesus from the community around North Philly. We want to see God impacting the Kensington area of Philly.
  • More of the drug dealers to come to Jesus. The recovery program is strong at our church and the drug dealers are so friendly to us….but they need to come to Christ.  God changes people one person at a time.
  • Financial help for the many people who are raising personal support. GREAT people at Urban Hope still need support. Contact me for names of people.  I am almost 100%.  Thank you!
  • New staff additions at CE in the main office and the East office (Urban Hope). We are growing.
  • More Christian Bible Colleges to join the SUM program at Urban Hope to train future urban workers.
  • Great participation in the Urban Experience weeks in New York and Los Angeles this summer.
  • The development of a new plan of Bible memorization (since so many church youth groups do not have a Bible quiz ministry). People are busy. We are developing electronic, fun ways with incentives for youth to memorize the Scriptures and an enhanced junior Bible quiz emphasis (jump seats) for grade-school children.
  • Safety in travel…see schedule below for April and May

April                                                                                       May

6 Heritage Day, Indiana                                                  2 Speaking at the Christian school chapel in Clinton, Maryland

7 Travel to Philadelphia                                                  7-9 Awaken Weekend in Philadelphia

9 Preach at Urban Hope Community Church

13 Travel to Philadelphia

22 Spring Carnival in Philadelphia

27 Youth Worker Round Table in Waynesboro, PA

28 Heritage Day in Lancaster PA


  1. The early registration deadline is March 31 for Momentum 2017 youth conference at Indiana Wesleyan University, July 18 – 23. We would love to see increased registrations over this next week – it helps with our planning and helps the students get the best possible registration rate! Pray with us for many students and churches to plan to attend this year’s conference.  Pray that new churches will find us and be interested in bringing students.
  2. CE National staff consultant Ed Short spends extensive time with pastors and leaders at various churches, guiding and coaching them as they consider strategy and how to be “living on mission” as a ministry.  Please pray for Ed’s effective ministry, his continued efforts in raising financial support, and the many contacts he makes with church leaders.